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(Restored Weekend)

A fictitious “restoration” inspired by Walter Ruttmann’s 1930 audio play Weekend, the first ever abstract sound collage. Whether Ruttmann ever thought about adding pictures to his work is a question that remains unanswered.


Gerd Gockell was born 1960 in Darmstadt. From 1980-1987 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick. He then worked as a freelance animator for the Hessische Rundfunk in Frankfurt. In 1988 he moved to London and worked on several film projects. In 1990 he founded anigraf film production with Kirsten Winter in Hanover. He has had numerous teaching appointments since 1992, including at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick, Ngee Ann Polytechnics in Singapore, the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel, and the Film University Babeslberg KONRAD WOLF. From 2002-2011 he was Head of the Animation Dept. at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Lucerne/Switzerland, where he also founded Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion. His films include: GET OUT (1987), CROFTON ROAD SE.5 (1990), NR. 4 (1990), BUSY BODY – DAS INTERESSE AM NACHBARN WAR NIE GROESSER (1991, with Ute Heuer and Sabine Bürger), NR. 5 (1991), MILES, SO WHAT! (1993), NR. 7 (1993), TOSSING PIES (1995), THE INNOCENT ABROAD (1998), MURATTI & SAROTTI (2000), K.Ü.S.S.E (2001, with Ute Heuer), KAMPF DEM KINO (2002, with Ute Heuer), RESTORED WEEKEND (2004, with Kirsten Winter), OPTICAL PERCUSSION (2008), and PATCH (2014).

Kirsten Winter was born in 1962 in Hanover and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Braunschweig from 1981-1987. Since 1990, she has been making commercials, teaching films, and artistic films. She has taught at numerous international art academies, including the California Institute of Arts since 2004. A selection of her works includes: Clocks (1995), Smash (1997), Just in Time (1999), Kandinsky's Violet (2000), Circus S (2000), Escape (2001), Restored Weekend (2003), and Filmolog (2003).
Genre Art
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Directors Gerd Gockell, Kirsten Winter
Length 5 min
Festivals Berlin 2004, Rotterdam 2005

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